Week 1/18

Hello, my dears, and welcome to the first edition of my weekly review where I’ll show you what I was up to this week. Let’s get started right away, shall we?

This beautifully soft ball of yarn is ONline Supersocke Silk Color, a superwash sockyarn containing 55% merino, 25% poly and 20% silk. Yes, it’s just as soft and yummy to touch as it looks! And aren’t the colours just gorgeous?

I decided on plain vanillas, I want the softness of the yarn and the beautiful colours to speak for themselves. Isn’t it a shame that all that gorgeousness will be invisible to the world at large? My toes will be happy, though. I’m trying to finish the socks before the 15th so I can wear them on my business trip to Hamburg.

Next, there’s Chai by The Firefly Hook. It has taken me incredibly long for such a simple pattern, and it’s still not finished.  A few more rows to crochet, then it needs to be blocked before I can add the tassels. I chose this pattern because frankly, I just didn’t know what else to do with the yarn. I used it for the mosaic socks I tried last year, and it just wouldn’t play nicely with other colours. This is a much better use, and once the shawl is blocked and doesn’t resemble an old crumpled fishing net anymore, I guess I’m going to be in love. By the way, I love the name of the pattern – Chai is one of my favourite teas, and that business trip to Hamburg will be all about tea, so it kind of fits.

I also managed to add a few stitches to my Fruit Salad Wave blanket. The original pattern by Sue Pinner is for a scarf but I really don’t need any more scarfs in my life. I have this awful lot of sock yarn leftovers plus entire balls of sock yarn in what has been described as „man colours“ – you know, the dark, dank, depression-inducing castaways of the sockyarn community – and so another blanket taketh shape.

On to the books I’ve read this week:

I don’t plan on writing book reviews, I simply don’t have the time between two jobs, my family, and my crafting adventures. Suffice to say I absolutely loved „Ender’s Game“, it’s one of the best books I’ve ever read. I was a bit disappointed by „Alice“, though, somehow it just wasn’t as exciting as I remembered from my childhood days. I should finish a book about tea next but I have a feeling I’ll be off on another trip to Enderverse first.

New Beginnings

Hi, I’m back, did you miss me? 😉 It’s been a while, I know. Last year when I joined the „Year of Projects“ Ravelry group, I practically burst with good intentions. I was determined to blog weekly, or maybe even twice a week, I had a list full of fabulous projects, and not only was I going to make them all, I was also going to take amazing, breath-taking photos of them all.

Ha. Ha ha.

Let’s face it, I’m just not that kind of person. You know, the organized kind, the kind that sticks to a list and actually gets stuff done. (I do get stuff done every once in a while, though rather accidentally than intentionally.) I’m more of a „try something new and see where it takes me“ kind of person, which naturally leads to an awful lot of WIPs and UFOs, and to a lot of frogging and tinking and starting anew. I kid you not, I might set out wanting to knit a sock, and end up with a blanket of sorts because sock knitting is too boring, or I decide half-way in that the yarn would be so much better for a different project, or I suddenly prefer crocheting to knitting.

So when I read through my old posts, I realized that they didn’t reflect the person I truly am, and that I wasn’t happy with my blog. I felt it was time for a fresh start so I deleted all my old posts (all those of you who have been kind enough to leave a comment – fear not, they are not lost, I saved them all),  and am quite ready for a new adventure.

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